Posts Categorized: Building updates

Construction time-lapse from start to finish

Watch 24 months of construction in a timelapse video that is under 4 minutes! It begins with the removal of the office building that was in this corner parking lot and ends with images of the completed interior of 118. Each brief chapter of the video shows a different element: concrete placement for the foundation and footings, installation of the steel framing from the ground up, concrete placement on the second floor and finally, the Nichiha siding being put up […]

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Who’s living at 118? More diversity than you’d think

Ten of 12 residents have moved into 118 and the last two will settle in before the snow falls. Although there are only a dozen homes in 118, the diversity of the residents is amazing and refreshing. Ranging in age from early teens to late 70s, about half are in their 50s and 60s. Almost half are not married. Three of the new owners moved just a short distance from homes in the West End of Portland while three moved […]

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Urban Dwellings moves to The Hill and adds retail

Tracy Davis, owner of Urban Dwellings, had been looking to move her growing interior design business out of the Old Port when she learned of  the corner space at 118.  Since making the move “up the hill” in June, Urban Dwellings has enjoyed greeting clients and neighbors (including those four-legged pups who enjoy the water dish outside!) and encourages those who have not introduced themselves, to please do so. Urban Dwellings has also added  a retail component in its new location, selling one-of-a-kind pieces […]

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Gorham Savings Bank opens an “Express” Branch at 118

Gorham Savings Bank (GSB) is the first bank to have a presence on Munjoy Hill. The 118 GSB location features new banking technology – the Interactive Teller Machine (ITM). This digital technology allows bank employees to assist customers remotely, acting as virtual tellers. There is also an ATM machines and conference space for client meetings. “Our first GSB Express office complements our branch locations at 71 Marginal Way and 172 Commercial Street in Portland. It also fills a need for […]

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Dick Alden Sculpture Selected: “Joy Verde”

The third of three sculptures for the windows above the entrance facing Congress St. has been chosen. Dick Alden has been carving wood and stone for 25 years, full time, in mostly marble and granite for the past 3 years. He works at Starfish Studio in Boothbay Harbor. When asked about his inspiration, Dick responds that renowned Maine sculptor, William Zorach, said it best: “Rhythm is a cosmic force…the sense of movement is deeply rooted, it is universal”.  Dick enjoys the mentally and […]

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Open House on Saturday, April 18. 11 AM to 3 PM

The first residents have moved into 118 and you are invited to visit! See the model unit 202 (sold) as well as the last remaining home. Unit 304—the last available— is on the third floor and offers two bedrooms, a den, 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, and open living and dining space. This one-level condo has a deck big enough to have brunch on a sunny Sunday and the 10 foot ceilings and huge German-designed windows create a wonderful sense of […]

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Perfect Fit by Jac Oullette Completes Sculpture Collection at 118

Ever seen a small sculpture and wonder what it would like if it were huge? Well, 118 residents and passersby are going to find out. The image shown here is 18 inches in height. 118 developers Chip Newell and Susan Morris asked Jac Oullette to envision a version that is 6 feet in height. It will be installed at the end of April on the 4th floor in the window facing Congress St. Jac Ouellette earned her BFA with a […]

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California Closets customizes storage solutions

As the final phase of construction at 118 takes place, the California Closet team is busy designing  storage areas for the residents, including mud rooms, laundry rooms,  master closets, pantries and office storage.  Each resident is invited to meet with Kristin McGrath, a designer with California Closets and benefit from her expertise and experience (shown here with developer/resident, Susan Morris on the left) as they customize their home.  California Closets has a special package for 118 buyers including discounts and […]

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Open House Sunday, March 1. Noon-3 PM

Stop by the next open house Sunday, March 1 between noon and 3PM. Don a hard hat and check out the design features and quality of construction of 118. On schedule for Spring delivery. Experience the amazing sense of light and volume created by 10 foot ceilings, 8 foot doorways and the huge 7 foot Unilux windows that are German designed and imported. Drywall is up and the concrete between stories is poured. Still time to customize the finishes in […]

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